What are the tricks for cleaning foggy, used wine glasses so that they sparkle?
- Australian moms have shared their ‘full proof’ methods with sparkling wine glasses
- Some swear by vinegar and hot water to make their favorite glasses sparkle
- Others say the key to shiny glasses is to run them through the dishwasher
An Australian mother is inundated with suggestions on how to make her glassware shine after asking how to clean her wine glasses.
The woman posted on a popular Facebook group asking for advice – and people quickly came to her rescue.
“A little bit of vinegar in water and a cloth and then polish it really well,” said one woman – adding a microfiber cloth works wonders.
An Australian mom has been inundated with suggestions on how to make her glassware sparkle after asking how to clean her wine glasses – many suggested drying off with a lint-free cloth (stock image)
Another mother agreed, but thought that special ‘glass cloth tea towels’ were better than microfiber towels.
Others said they put them in the dishwasher with rinse aid and they always turned out good.
But others disagreed: their glasses ‘always look foggy’ when they go through the dishwasher.
The Experts: How do you clean your wine glasses so they sparkle?
STEP 1 – WASH YOUR GLASS
Wash your wine glass under warm water, no detergent is needed
STEP 2 – PLACE THE GLASS TO DRAIN
Place on linen to allow to drain for the time being
STEP 3 – STEAM OVER BOILING WATER
For extra shine, steam a wine glass over boiling water
STEP 4 – USE MICROFIBER CRYSTAL TOWELS
Use 2 microfiber crystal towels to polish the glass
STEP 5 – HOW TO HOLD THE GLASS
Hold glass by the base and polish
STEP 6 – HOW TO POLISH THE GLASS
Use your left hand to rock the bowl and brush with your right
STEP 7 – A PERFECTLY CLEAN GLASS!
NEVER: turn the bottom and bowl
Source: Kitchen Warehouse Australia
“ I use a dishwasher and clean with a cloth and they shine, ” reported another.
Others prefer to wash manually.
‘I wash mine under a hot tap of detergent. I just use my hands to clean them. Then I rinse them and hang them upside down on the wine rack, ”said another mother.
Another woman chooses to wash hers in soapy water and then rinse with water and vinegar.
‘I wash mine with warm soapy water and then dry them with a tea towel. No streaks or spots, sparkling perfectly every time, ”one woman said.
According to Wine Ware’s UK experts, crystals and glass wine glasses should be washed in the same way.
They recommend washing hands with hot water first to remove any leftover wine immediately, leaving them overnight will make it difficult to get a sparkling clean result.
Others said they put them in the dishwasher with rinse aid, and they always came out fine (stock image)
According to Molly Maid experts, soaking the glasses in vinegar for an hour can help return them to their former glory.
Once this is done, the glass should be dried with a lint-free towel.
And if people choose to use the dishwasher, they have to rinse the glasses in hot water when they come out.
Drying the glasses immediately reduces the risk of streaks and water spots.